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South Western Railway commuters face fresh disruption amid more strike action

Strike action set for 16-19 February - your rights if your journey is delayed

South Western Railway workers have announced a four-day strike later this month due to a continuing dispute over safety.

The strike action will take place from Friday 16 February until Monday 19 February.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union has instructed all train guards to refuse work on those days, while train drivers have been told not to take any rest days.

A spokesman for the train company told The Guardian they would do everything they could to minimise the inconvenience to their passengers.

The industrial action is due to a dispute over safety, the role of guards and driver-only trains.

Compensation for a delay during a strike

In some cases, you can claim compensation or a refund if your train journey is delayed or cancelled due to a strike.

But it can be complicated because operators deem it to be out of their control.

You can only claim compensation during a rail strike for a delay based on the replacement or emergency timetable for train or replacement bus services.

If you want more information on compensation during a train strike, see our guide to when you have the right to Delay Repay during a strike.

How to claim compensation

If you want more information on your train delay compensation rights, see our guide to train delays and cancellations.  

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